Evelyn Peplow died last week at the age of 89.
Three years ago, she decided to get an early start on her funeral by visiting a funeral home with her daughter to plan out and pay in advance all of the expenses that would come with her passing.
When Peplow died, her daughter Ruth Gilmour was hit with a surprise: the funeral home presented an additional charge of $700, despite everything being covered 3 years ago. The business claimed that the cost of cremation hadn’t been included in the deal.
Gilmour was furious. The original cost of the preparations totaled $4,500.
Now, the contract does not include mention of payment for cremation, but it does highlight the fact that Peplow had purchased an urn.
The funeral home claims that this whole thing was a misunderstanding.
Gilmour has brought this issue to light out of concern for other consumers who may find themselves in a similar situation. She warns people to ask as many questions as they can before they come to an agreement.
Read the whole story HERE as presented by Global News’ Sean O’Shea.